26 Oct 2016

In With a Bang: 25,000 free fireworks tickets available next week

Find out how to get tickets for our New Year’s Day fireworks spectacular.

Tickets for our huge fireworks display on New Year’s Day 2017, In With A Bang, will be available next week in two batches – one on Wednesday 2 November at 8am, followed by one on Saturday 5 November at 11am.

The fireworks display will take place over the Humber at 20:17 (8.17pm) and will be accompanied by a specially-commissioned soundtrack, featuring bands and musicians from Hull’s pop history.

We are releasing tickets for this free event in two batches, one during the week and one at a weekend, to make sure that as many people as possible can get tickets. We expect that this event will sell out quickly, so make sure you’re ready to go at 8am on Wednesday 2 November or 11am on Saturday 5 November to get tickets to this incredible event.

Tickets will be available on our website at hull2017.co.uk/inwithabang. If you don’t have access to the internet or if you’d like more information about booking tickets to this event (including group bookings and disabled access) please see our booking FAQs page for In With A Bang.

The fireworks will come at the end of the first day of Made in Hull – a spectacular multimedia journey into 70 years of Hull’s history, curated by the Hull-born, award-winning documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister. Made In Hull is a free, unticketed event and will be staged from 4pm-9pm across Hull City Centre from 1-7 January 2017.

Martin Green, CEO and Director, Hull 2017, said: “Made in Hull will be a fascinating journey through the last seven decades of this great city’s history. From the Second World War, to the fishing industry, to sport, to some of the characters that are part of Hull lore, it will be magical, thought-provoking, funny and at times emotional. Whilst the fireworks display will sell out quickly, you won’t need a ticket for Made in Hull and can just turn up on the seven evenings that it is on. It’s the story of Hull and its people and everyone is invited. For Hull residents and anyone with a connection or interest in the city, it’s an event that should not be missed.”

Councillor Steven Bayes, Portfolio Holder, Visitor Destination for Hull City Council, said: “The opening event is our first real opportunity to show the world what we’re made of and I am confident that the hard work local businesses, the 2017 team and the council have all put in will pay off. To have such a high calibre creative team in place is a coup for the city and I’m very much looking forward to see the city centre streets temporarily transformed for Made in Hull.”

With both Made in Hull and the fireworks display lighting up the city centre on January 1, public transport providers East Yorkshire Motor Services and Stagecoach have both confirmed that they will be running a special bus service on New Year’s Day. City centre car parks will also be open, although we’re encouraging people to use public transport wherever possible and to plan their journeys to and from the event in advance.

Don’t forget: create an account at hull2017.co.uk/signup (if you haven’t done so already!) to help make sure that it’s as easy as possible to get tickets for this event.

Please note that tickets for this event are available through Hull UK City of Culture 2017 only and are not available through Hull City Council or Hull Box Office.

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